ERIC Number: ED373901
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
How To Start a Licensed Child Care Home.
This booklet was designed as a resource for people applying for a license as a family child care home or a family child care group home under Alaska state licensing requirements. Following an introduction that explains the difference between the two types of child care homes, the booklet considers the following topics: (1) choosing family child care as a career; (2) child care licensing, its purposes and benefits; (3) how to get a child care license; (4) family child care as a business, focusing on such considerations as policies, record keeping, income taxes, and insurance; and (5) family child care as a profession, including a list of organizations in Alaska that can provide information, training, and financial aid opportunities. Separate checklists for home and group home license applicants are provided, listing documents to be submitted, items the licensor will check for during a home visit, and documents that need to be available for the licensor's review. State licensing requirements for both types of child care homes are also provided, covering staff, safety, health, equipment and supplies, nutrition, number of children, program objectives, discipline, and parents. A directory of child care licensing offices and sources for information and assistance concludes the booklet. (AC)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alaska State Dept. of Health and Social Services, Juneau. Div. of Family and Youth Services.